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Modernism and Its Discontents

A study of the fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama from the 1920s to the late 1930s paying close attention to the after effects of the experimentation of high modernism and how it, coupled with the rise of fascism and World War II, led to the fracturing of the movement and a return to more traditional prose and poetic structures. Writers will include Djuna Barnes, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Marianne Moore, Flann O'Brien, Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, and William Butler Yeats.